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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By Davy
Kyle, my bad, like the others said, you probably...

Kyle, my bad, like the others said, you probably won't be able to run the perimeter level. For some reason I thought the drain was close to the middle of the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Davy
Hi Ken, I've never used it but it sounds...

Hi Ken, I've never used it but it sounds interesting. Maybe someone here has used it, hang tight.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By Davy
I'd want to use mosaics on that floor. Keep in...

I'd want to use mosaics on that floor. Keep in mind that you want the perimeter of the shower floor to be level if possible. Since the distance from the drain to the walls differ, the shorter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Davy
Hi Julie, welcome. There's not very many pros...

Hi Julie, welcome. There's not very many pros that would tile over what you have. So, it makes it hard for me to advise you to do it. If you were to call me out to look at it, I'd want the radiator...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Davy
Hi Ian. welcome. If installed correctly, floated...

Hi Ian. welcome. If installed correctly, floated walls are hard to beat.

I tear out ceramic tile showers that are 60-70 years old quite often that are still in good shape. Folks get tired of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Davy
Take a screw driver handle and go around tapping...

Take a screw driver handle and go around tapping on a bunch of tiles. If any are hollow sounding, the floor would likely come up quite easy.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,200
Posted By Davy
Andy, I'll add a few things. First off, you've...

Andy, I'll add a few things. First off, you've probably been watching Star tile's (I think that's his name) videos on Youtube. He doesn't install tile to industry guidelines and standards and really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Davy
I have the same questions as the others. Since...

I have the same questions as the others. Since you have no wet areas, you would be able to go back using mastic to bond your tiles. I would check the walls for flatness and hopefully they are plumb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Davy
Most pros won't install tile over tile although...

Most pros won't install tile over tile although we do have mortars that will bond to tile. I usually have no idea what materials were used and how well the old tiles are bonded or if any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Davy
The Mapei 4 to 1 gets plenty hard so I doubt...

The Mapei 4 to 1 gets plenty hard so I doubt you'll have a problem. I like to slick the mud down with a steel trowel after getting it shaped and cut down like I want it. That helps with the grainy...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Davy
As a helper I hated it. All our tools had to be...

As a helper I hated it. All our tools had to be cleaned at the end of the day. The mud mixing tools, thinset mixing tools and the tile saw. :)

Lots of Saltillo was installed this way except...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Davy
When installing a floor like that, we would check...

When installing a floor like that, we would check the floor with a 6 or 8 ft straight edge from the first row to the doorway. Nailing a temporary board across the doorway at the correct height and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Davy
Like Jeff, I'd rip a piece and cut to it, then...

Like Jeff, I'd rip a piece and cut to it, then run the treads the same.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Davy
I've used a floor machine with course sandpaper...

I've used a floor machine with course sandpaper to to sand down the high spots in the thinset. Doing it this way keeps from going too low and damaging the cement board but it will be dusty.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Davy
I've never tiled a shower that had a tub in it, I...

I've never tiled a shower that had a tub in it, I did walk away from a job like it that was upstairs. This isn't something that is done very often.

1. Nothing wrong with having the shower floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Davy
Back to the 4 to 1 mud. Cx touched on it, I add a...

Back to the 4 to 1 mud. Cx touched on it, I add a little sand to each bag (about a gallon container 3/4 full). It will get plenty hard and will be more porous and easier to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Davy
Steven, you did just fine, post all questions...

Steven, you did just fine, post all questions about this project here on this thread. :tup1:

You can use a paint on membrane with added fabric as a shower pan. I have done this many times in low...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Davy
We have also heard of using epoxy to hold the...

We have also heard of using epoxy to hold the clips after drilling a shallow hole.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,440
Posted By Davy
What the others said, don't listen to the...

What the others said, don't listen to the critics, you did good.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Davy
I would not even consider using guy No.2. He has...

I would not even consider using guy No.2. He has done it wrong for 20 years and has no idea how many problems he has caused. It's easier for him to use 2 inch screws and he knows they will hold good....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Davy
1. It really depends how close you measured but...

1. It really depends how close you measured but that is probably plenty.

2. With a back splash with small pieces, you won't have a ton of waste. Lay it out so it looks good and don't worry about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,012
Posted By Davy
Nice job.:tup1:

Nice job.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,147
Posted By Davy
Drill a hole thru a small piece of wood,...

Drill a hole thru a small piece of wood, something about 5-6 inches square or even larger. The wood can be 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Then have someone help hold the piece of wood against the wall while...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Davy
I also see the green Nobel material but don't see...

I also see the green Nobel material but don't see it covering the curb in your last pic. I would want the shower floor removed too and then when they install a new pan liner, tell them you want it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Davy
I have found that fabricators like to use...

I have found that fabricators like to use silicone for everything, even in a shower. I use thinset.
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